Introducing a New Comment System for Mother Jones

Mother Jones comments are now powered by Coral.

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Mother Jones has launched a new comment system for our website. As of noon ET today, all new articles will use commenting software named Coral, from Vox Media. With its roots in Mozilla and the open-source community, Coral is designed to be a more ethical, discussion-centered commenting platform, built around best practices of privacy and community design.

Mother Jones is collaborating with the Coral team on this brand-new version of their comment software. This means they’ll be listening to your feedback as they build and refine the platform. The comment thread below is a great place to test the new system, ask questions, and offer suggestions for improvement.

If you haven’t already, please jump down to the comments and create an account with Coral by clicking the “Register” link. Once you’ve registered, you may join the conversation. We welcome your insights and feedback. If you experience any difficulties in signing in, you may send us an email at:

At Mother Jones, we want to maintain a welcoming space for discussion and have written a series of guidelines with that in mind. If you find a particular commenter annoying, you may click on the name and select the “Ignore” button. This will prevent their comments from being shown to you. If you believe a comment on our site violates our guidelines, please click “Report” next to the comment and let us know.

We would very much like to have you join our community. Please jump down to the comment section, sign in, and let us know what you think!


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We have a new comment system! We are now using Coral, from Vox Media, for comments on all new articles. We'd love your feedback.